Melanie R. Finley Headshot

Melanie R. Finley


Melanie R. Finley Headshot

Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota


  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law,
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
  • Harrison College
    • B.S.
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Metro State University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Ethics and Civic Responsibility

Melanie Finley assists clients with many different litigation issues and legal disputes.

Melanie joined the firm with a diverse background of legal experience working directing in the court system for many years. During law school, she worked in a trial support role in the Anoka County Attorney's Office. Before law school, she worked for a number of years as a clerk in the Anoka County Court system. Melanie uses her extensive background in the Minnesota Court system in her current role as a litigation attorney at Dougherty Molenda.

Melanie applies her hands-on legal experience to develop practical solutions for clients in matters ranging from simple legal consultations to complex litigation support.

At Dougherty Molenda, Melanie assists clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including the following:

  • Appeals
  • Business Torts and Unfair Competition
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Conciliation Court
  • Construction Defects
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collection
  • Defamation
  • Evictions
  • Manufacturing Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Litigation
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Unemployment Benefits Appeals

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Redemption Road Animal Rescue, Volunteer
  • Midwest Animal Rescue & Services, Volunteer